April 6, 2006

last and first men

Filed under: quotes — yordan @ 10:14 am

"Animals that were fashioned for hunting and fighting in the wild were suddenly called upon to be citizens, and moreover citizens of a world community. At the same time they found themselves possessed of certain very dangerous powers which their petty minds were not fit to use. Man struggled, but, as you shall hear, he broke under the strain."

Olaf Stapledon, Last and First Men, 1930


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